6 Firms Troubleshoot LA Office Life for DesignHive Project
DesignHive by Brookfield Property Partners L.P. presents the latest generation of conceptual workspaces that aim to set a new standard in urban commercial environments. The project called upon six architecture firms in downtown Los Angeles—all of which work in prominent high-rise office towers—to create office suites for creative, tech, media, financial, legal, and consulting clients. Designed by Gensler, Rottet Studio, IA Interior Architects, Shlemmer Algaze Associates, Wolcott and Unispace, the suites encapsulate the advantages of operating in progressive workspaces in the downtown core.
“The recognition that high-rise office buildings can meet the demands of creative workers occurred a number of years ago in cities like San Francisco, Seattle and New York,” says Bert Dezzutti, executive vice president, western region, Brookfield Property Partners. “What we are doing with DesignHive in downtown Los Angeles is demonstrating that high-rise buildings—with great architecture and design, amenities, common areas, infrastructure, connectivity, parking and access to public transit—can be the preferred option for many creative uses as well as for traditional service firms,” says Dezzutti.
The DesignHive spaces provide more flexible and collaboration-centered workspace alternatives to their more traditional predecessors. “We liked the idea that the selected design firms would bring their unique vision and experience to each of the spaces based on the intended use they were instructed to design around,” says Dezzutti, “As a result, we ended up with six great examples of what the modern office can be.”